How to remove (uninstall) Importantupdates.exe

Importantupdates.exe is a program that penetrates users' computers using bundling, and shows a lot of advertising in the browser. This program is different from other adware by its secrecy. In fact, you will not find other traces of Importantupdates.exe in the system, except for its presence in the process manager. This article is designed to ensure that every user interested in the process Importantupdates.exe was able to find out what it is. Continue reading and you will find the full description of Importantupdates.exe and instructions for removal.

Now, when you know for what purpose was this "virus" designed, it's time to learn how to reveal Importantupdates.exe and remove it. The largest and the most annoying attribute of penetration is the advertising overflow. Mark #1 is the emersion of useless software on your PC that you don't remember downloading. Such thing can happen when victim clicks on all links that Importantupdates.exe displays, visiting the strange websites and installing software from them. If such thing happens, you may not even understand how virus penetrates your PC.

The mark №2 is a heavy retardation of the machine, and an enlargement in its loading time. Retardation of PC speed isn't always the result of suspicious programs, but this appears very frequently. The reason for such lag is that in contradistinction to ordinary programs, Importantupdates.exe acts 24/7, generating ads and redirecting victim to harmful pages. It means that the program is starting at computer's startup and shutting down only with the whole machine. When the quantity of adware gets to the edge, their synchronous operation overburdens the system, and requires so much resources that useful utilities simply can't operate. This can summon deceleration, trouble shutdowns and fatal errors of different programs. If you see any of these attributes - you have to scan the computer with a decent AV tool or remove all adware in manual mode.


Advertising software includes a pretty long list of different types, but the most known of them are adware, browser hijackers and browser toolbars. These utilities weren't helpful from the very beginning, and their functions are aimed only at getting money by tricking users. Fraudsters try very hard to persuade users that these programs are reliable: they describe them very well and promise awesome usability and profit. To make it clear for you, we will describe the basic functions of each type of advertising programs.

  • Toolbars are not so annoying as browser hijackers and adware, but ads aren't their single purpose. They can gather the info about user's PC and about his actions on the Internet. Such information is of significant value for each advertising company.
  • Typical adware is known because of endless spam with various pop-ups, banners and ads. These programs might be disguised as anything: system optimizers, video and audio players, programs for finding movies and music, tools for downloading and updating drivers and even more. Offers that are displayed by adware aren't dependable and you better not click on them.
  • Browser hijackers invite another type of problem. Hijackers periodically open a scammer's site in victim's browser that redirects to one of the sites with ads and untrusted links.

Advertising programs are numerous and use distinct methods to penetrate the system and to work inside of it. These programs have one common feature - they all provide issues for the user and prevent him from using the Internet. In addition, since all adware is trying to convince you to visit the unknown and often dangerous sites, they invite other viruses to penetrate the PC.

Methods to remove Importantupdates.exe

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Importantupdates.exe manually

Step 1. Uninstall Importantupdates.exe from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Importantupdates.exe from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you had enough of browser ads and of inconvenience from countless attributes of adware infection, you have to remove Importantupdates.exe immediately. In current case it's not only about deleting Importantupdates.exe, but also about full clearing of hard drive. The elimination might be executed in manual manner, however this method may take some time and might be not successful. The point is that various advertising programs use different methods to protect themselves from deletion. Adware keeps backup copies in different folders on HDD, place pending installation tasks after uninstalling, hide their main folders etc. If user is not skilled enough in these matters, the possibility of fault and further difficulties is very high. The easiest and the very effective technique to remove viruses is to apply Spyhunter AntiMalware. This soft is able to fast and easy remove any viruses from the machine, but also defend it from viruses in after years. Spyhunter can boast of many qualities, among which are daily updates of the signature database, low price, high quality of scanning and deletion, 24/7 tech-support and interaction with well-known AV programs. If you want to download Spyhunter, or learn more about it - click on the link below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Importantupdates.exe from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Importantupdates.exe and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Importantupdates.exe
  • C:\ProgramData\Importantupdates.exe
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Importantupdates.exe

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Importantupdates.exe" and delete these elements


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How to remove Importantupdates.exe from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Importantupdates.exe and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Importantupdates.exe from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Importantupdates.exe and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Importantupdates.exe from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove Importantupdates.exe from the browser

How to remove Importantupdates.exe from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Importantupdates.exe

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete Importantupdates.exe from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Importantupdates.exe

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages


How to uninstall Importantupdates.exe from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove Importantupdates.exe

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete Importantupdates.exe from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Importantupdates.exe and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete Importantupdates.exe from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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